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2012-01-26 15:40:39

University of Miami and US Geological Survey researchers team up to create a model to describe effects of weather and sea level rise on Florida's coastal landscape The key to understanding how future hurricanes and sea level rise may trigger changes to South Florida's native coastal forests lurks below the surface, according to a new model linking coastal forests to groundwater. Just inland from the familiar mangroves that line the coasts lie hardwood hammocks that are sensitive to...

2012-01-19 11:29:57

Four of the world´s leading authorities on global and regional water issues will gather in Sydney next week (Jan 23-27) to advise on Australia´s groundwater research and training needs. The four experts are members of the International Scientific Advisory Committee of Australia´s National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NGCRT). “This is a critical time for groundwater,” says Centre Director Professor Craig Simmons. “Aquifers are being...

2012-01-16 11:00:07

Groundwater will be a major determinant of Australia´s future as the climate warms and our population swells, a leading water scientist cautioned today. “Groundwater makes up 97% of the fresh water on the planet. It currently supplies around 20% of humanity´s drinking water and 30% of our total water use,” says Professor Craig Simmons, Director of the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT). “However it will be far more important in...

2012-01-09 12:44:38

International water scientists today issued a call for action over the growing threat to the world´s groundwater supplies from over-extraction and pollution. Water supplies will begin running out in critical regions where they support cities, industries and food production by 2030 unless urgent steps are taken to better manage the resource, they cautioned. “The world has experienced a boom in groundwater use, more than doubling the rate of extraction between 1960 and 2000...

2011-12-22 12:00:00

Northrop Grumman recently provided a grant to Rose State College to be used for the digging of an educational water well. Midwest City, Oklahoma (PRWEB) December 22, 2011 A grant to Rose State College by Aerospace and defense giant, Northrop Grumman, provided for the digging of a water well on the campus to be used for educational purposes. Rose State environmental science professor, Dan Ratcliff, said the well will help environmental science students understand important scientific issues...

2011-12-19 13:24:59

Intensive agriculture practices developed during the past century have helped improve food security for many people but have also added to nitrate pollution in surface and groundwaters. New research has looked at water quality measurement over the last 140 years to track this problem in the Thames River basin. The NERC-funded study, led by the University of Bristol's Department of Civil Engineering, has looked at nitrate transport from agricultural land to water in the Thames basin. The...

2011-12-14 08:00:00

Parker Waichman Alonso LLP, a National Law Firm, Urges the EPA to Continue Investigating Groundwater Contamination in Areas where Gas Exploration and Hydraulic Fracturing are Occurring in Light of its Recent Findings in Pavillion, Wyoming. New York, New York (PRWEB) December 14, 2011 Parker Waichman Alonso LLP urges the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to continue investigating groundwater contamination in areas where natural gas exploration and hydraulic fracturing are occurring. On...

Grace Mission Helps Monitor Drought In the US
2011-12-01 08:35:21

The record-breaking drought in Texas that has fueled wildfires, decimated crops and forced cattle sales has also reduced groundwater levels in much of the state to the lowest levels in more than 60 years, according to new national maps produced by NASA using data from the NASA/German Aerospace Center Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (Grace) mission. The map are distributed by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The latest groundwater map,...


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Water Pollution
2013-03-25 12:43:15

Water pollution is the contamination of bodies of water including rivers, oceans, lakes, aquifers and groundwater. Water pollution is when pollutants are discharged directly or indirectly into a body of water without adequate treatment to remove harmful compounds. Water pollution affects the plants and organisms that reside in these bodies of water. In almost all of the cases the effect is damaging not only to individual species and populations, but to the natural biological communities as...

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